Our experienced leaders, program staff, and teachers are dedicated to the needs of the adult ESOL community in Worcester, Massachusetts and our surrounding towns. Our professional, open-office policy welcomes the learner, providing confidential evaluation and multiple program offerings to gain English language proficiency.
Amanda Addeo – Board President
Elyse Waksman – Executive Director
Organization, program and HR development, fundraising, sponsorship, public relations, and finance
Lena Webb – Literacy Academy Coordinator
ESOL course management and student registration
John Riley – Volunteer Coordinator
Tutor recruitment, training, retention, and support; reporting to LVM
Rafaela Joseph – Administrative/Program Assistant
Tutor hours, assessment, and events
Jeffrey Busha – Grant Writer
Grants and development
Our experienced ESOL teachers strive to create interactive classrooms around targeted subject curriculum. They utilize Rosetta Stone® and SMARTBoard® technology to engage adults in a relaxed environment that is student-centered with formative assessment within the classroom. About one-third of our tutored students participate in both our group ESOL courses and individual one-to-one tutoring to increase instructional hours.